DrugScope is seeking to appoint a Senior Policy Officer to influence policy and practice at a critical time for the drug and alcohol sector. DrugScope incorporates the London Drug and Alcohol Network (LDAN), the membership body for drug and alcohol services in the capital

Working closely with the Director of Policy and Membership and DrugScope’s policy officer, you will take lead responsibility for our LDAN work and specific policy themes. You must be passionate about improving outcomes for all those affected by drug and alcohol problems. You will need excellent analytical and communication skills, as well as the ability to analyse and respond to sometimes complex policy and research documents and to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.

While experience of the drug or alcohol sector and knowledge of drugs and related issues are not essential, the ability to learn about and understand issues and developments in practice and policy affecting our membership will be necessary.

Working primarily as a second tier organisation DrugScope speaks for our members and other stakeholders in drug and alcohol treatment, education, prevention, criminal justice and other areas; we provide quality information about drugs; promote effective responses to drug use; advise on policy making and good practice; and inform public and media awareness and understanding of the issues.

Applications must be received by 5pm Friday 29 June. We will contact shortlisted applicants as soon as possible after that date.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates are likely to be held the week of 16th July 2012. All candidates invited for interview will be asked to complete a written exercise to be returned prior to the interview being held.

Please note that the application form must be completed (we will not accept CVs). Please address the requirements for the post as fully as you can in your application.

Please return your completed application (marked ‘Private and Confidential’) to Carol Marsh at: DrugScope, Suite 204, 109 – 111 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3BW or by email: carolm@drugscope.org.uk

If you have any queries concerning the vacancy or your application please do not hesitate to contact Carol Marsh - carolm@drugscope.org.uk

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